As part of a general digital cleanup (thank you, Heartbleed), I want to perform the long overdue task of backing up my Gmail account (with nearly a decade's worth of email) to my mac. I have two questions: 1) Is gmvault the only option?
Is there anything more accessible to a user who hasn't used Terminal with any regularity in eight years, and even then wasn't very proficient using the command line? 2) If gmvault is the only option, or the most accessible option, can someone explain very clearly how to run it?
I am unable to successfully follow the instructions on the gmvault website--they seem to assume that I'll intuit some necessary steps, when I actually need every
step laid out for me.
posted by ocherdraco
on Apr 12, 2014 -
I am finally going to stop using a paper calendar and start using my laptop/iPhone/iPad instead. However, having used ol' reliable paper for so many years, I'm a bit paranoid about using Google calendar (or an app) and then losing all my data somehow... Is there an iPhone/iPad calendar app that would make me feel more "secure," or is there a service like Backupify that doesn't
require a Google Apps account? I'd love to back up my Gmail too, if possible. (Am I just worrying too much? Is using iCloud enough? I am clearly clueless.)
posted by trillian
on Jan 15, 2013 -
Help me POP in the rest of my gmail and figure out what the bottleneck is, please. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Dec 5, 2010 -
What is the easiest and best way to back up my Gmail account and import the old mail into a Gmail account? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat
on Jul 28, 2010 -
How do I sync two IMAP folders? I currently use Gmail for all my e-mail (personal & work). I currently have about 4,000+ messages archived in Gmail and I'll continue to add 300-500 per month.
I also have a IMAP account with my webhost and I was wondering if there was any type of application or script that would connect to the Gmail IMAP servers and backup/sync all of my mail so I know that in addition to being in Gmail's cloud....it is also on my IMAP server in case something happens.
posted by 4chrisd
on Sep 6, 2009 -
How do I move around 2000 messages from Apple's Mail.app (10.4) to a Google Apps (Premier) GMail account quickly and efficiently? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jan 18, 2009 -
I created an Automator Workflow to do a daily automatic offsite backup of my documents. The only snag is that when I get my mac's Mail program to send the email to my gmail account, most of the time the message just sits in the outbox and doesn't actually send; but sometimes it starts sending right away. What gives?
posted by GleepGlop
on Nov 24, 2008 -
I want to create a complete backup of my gmail account. Is there an easy way to do this? [more inside]
posted by googly
on Oct 17, 2008 -
using pidgin/trillian i can automatically back up my chats to convenient plain text logs. using google chat i understand that chats are backed up to the google servers and you can search through them through gmail.com However i was wondering if there was anyway i could get a local copy of these chats preferably in plain text form? Maybe a program or script to help accomplish this? Thanks!
posted by thesonofmorgoth
on Jul 15, 2008 -
How can I backup my existing Gmail inbox locally, so I can search and access my messages offline? [more inside]
posted by Thoth
on Sep 24, 2005 -